Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameSAIJO Tatsuyoshi
AffiliationResearch Department
Arrival day2017-04-01
Leaving the office day 
Year of Birth1952
Academic CareerGraduated from Faculty of Economics, University of Kagawa(1975)
Completed Master Course(Economics) Hitotsubashi University(1978)
Completed DoctoralCourse(Economics)University of Minnesota(1985)
Professional CareerLecturer, Department of Economics, Ohio State University(1985)
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara(1986)
Assistant Professor, Institute of Socio-Economic Planning, University of Tsukuba(1988)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center in Political Economy, Washington University at St. Louis(1989)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of of California at Santa Barbara(1989)
Associate Professor, Institute of Socio-Economic Planning, University of Tsukuba(1991)
Professor, Institute of Socio-Economic Planning, University of Tsukuba(1995)
Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University(1995)
Visiting Scholar, Rational Choice Center, Department of Economics, Duke University(1999)
Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry(2001)
Research Associate, California Institute of Technology(2002)
Associate member of the Science Council of Japan(2006)
Professor at Research Institute for Sustainability Science at Osaka University(2006)
Researcher at CASSEL, UCLA(2007)
Vice President of Economic Science Association(2010)
Professor, Center for Environmental Innovation Design for Sustainability, Osaka University(2010)
Professor, School of Management, Kochi University of Technology(2013)
Specially Appointed Professor atResearch Institute for Sustainability Science at Osaka University(2013)
Member of the Science Council of Japan(2014)
Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University(2015)
Professor, School of Management and Research Center of Future Design, Kochi University of Technology(2016)
Specially Appointed Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature(2016)
Higher DegreesDoctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota(1985)
Master of Economics, Hitotsubashi University(1978)
Bachelor of Economics, University of Kagawa(1975)
Fields of SpecializationFuture Design
Academic Society MembershipsSociety for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies
Economic Science Association
Japanese Economic Association




Tatsuyoshi Saijo and Hiroshi Hamasaki 2010 "Designing Post-Kyoto Institutions: From the Reduction Rate to the Emissions Amount". Akimasa Sumi・Kensuke Fukushi・Ai Hiramatsu (ed.) Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Climate Change. Springer, pp.85-96.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo "Design Science: A Prelude," . Sobei H. Oda (ed.) Developments on Experimental Economics: New Approaches to Solving Real-World Problems. Springer, , pp.119-127.


【Original Articles】

Y. Nakagawa, R. Arai, K. Kotani, M. Nagano, T. Saijo 2019,08 Intergenerational Retrospective Viewpoint Promotes Financially Sustainable Attitude. Futures. Elsevier, DOI:10.1016/j.futures.2019.102454 (reviewed).

Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2019,06 "Second Thoughts of Social Dilemma in Mechanism Design". Walter Trockel (ed.) Social Design. Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp.157-171.

Junyi Shen, Takako Nakashima, Izumi Karasawa, Tatsuro Furui, Kenichiro Morishige, Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2018,10 Examining Japanese women's preferences for a new style of postnatal care facility and its attributes. International Journal of Health Planning and Management:1-12. DOI:10.1002/hpm.2544 (reviewed).

Zhang Jingchao, Koji Kotani, Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2018,06 "Public acceptance of environmentally friendly heating in Beijing: A case of a low temperature air source heat pump". Energy Policy 117:75-85. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2018.02.041 (reviewed).

Tatsuyoshi Saijo and Junyi Shen, 2018,02 “Mate choice mechanism for solving a quasi-dilemma”. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 72:1-8. DOI:10.1016/j.socec.2017.10.004 (reviewed).

Jun Feng, Tatsuyoshi Saijo, Junyi Shen and Xiangdong Qin 2018,02 "Instability in the Voluntary Contribution Mechanism with a Quasi-linear Payoff Function: An Experimental Analysis,". Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 72 :67-77. DOI:10.1016/j.socec.2017.12.002 (reviewed).

Tatsuyoshi Saijo, Takehiko Masuda, and Takafumi Yamakawa 2018,01 "Approval Mechanism to Solve Prisoner's Dilemma: Comparison with Varian's Compensation Mechanism". Social Choice and Welfare 51:65-77. DOI:10.1007/s00355-017-1107-z (reviewed).

Shahrier, S., Kotani, K. & Saijo, T. 2017,11 "Intergenerational Sustainability Dilemma and the Degree of Capitalism in the Society: A Field Experiment". Sustainability Science 12(6):957-967. DOI:10.1007/s11625-017-0447-z (reviewed).

Saijo T., Feng J. and Kobayashi Y. 2017,11 "Common-Pool Resources are Intrinsically Unstable". International Journal of the Commons 11(2):597-620. (reviewed).

Yoshio Kamijo, Asuka Komiya, Nobuhiro Mifune and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2017,05 "Negotiating with the future: Incorporating imaginary future generations into negotiations". Sustainability Science 12:409-420. DOI:10.1007/s11625-016-0419-8 (reviewed).

Katerina Sherstyuky, Nori Taruiz, Majah-Leah V. Ravagox and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2016 “Inter- Generational Games with Dynamic Externalities and Climate Change Experiments,”. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 3(2):247-281. (reviewed).

John Lynham, Kohei Nitta, Tatsuyoshi Saijo and Nori Tarui 2016 “Why Does Real-time Information Reduce Energy Consumption?”. Energy Economics 54:173-181. DOI:10.1016/j.eneco.2015.11.007 (reviewed).

Yamakawa, Takafumi, Yoshitaka Okano, and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2015 "Detecting Motives for Cooperation in Public Goods Experiments". Experimental Economics:1-13. DOI:10.1007/s10683-015-9451-2 (reviewed).

Takehito Masuda, Yoshitaka Okano and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2014,01 "The Minimum Approval Mechanism Implements the Efficient Public Good Allocation Theoretically and Experimentally,". Games and Economic Behavior 83:73-85. DOI:10.1016/j.geb.2013.10.003 (reviewed).

Masao Nagatsuka, Hideo Shinagawa, Yoshitaka Okano, Yuri Kitamura, Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2013 "Using Economic Games to Investigate the Neural Substrates of Cognitive Processes". American Journal of Clinical Medicine Research 1(4):71-74. DOI:10.12691/ajcmr-1-4-6 (reviewed).

Yoshimi Adachi, Hiroyasu Iso, Junyi Shen, Kanami Ban, On Fukui, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Takako Nakashima, Kenichiro Morishige and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2013 "Impact of Specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics Departments on Pregnant Women’s Choice of Maternity Institutions,”. Health Economics Review 3(31). DOI:10.1186/2191-1991-3-31 (reviewed).

Katerina Sherstyuk, Nori Tarui and Tatsuyoshi Saijo, 2013 "Payment Schemes in Indefinite-Horizon Experimental Games,". Experimental Economics 16(1):125-153. DOI:10.1007/s10683-012-9323-y (reviewed).

Yohei Yamaguchi, Kenjyu Akai, Junyi Shen, Naoki Fujimura, Yoshiyuki Shimoda and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2013 "Prediction of Photovoltaic and Solar Water Heater Diffusion and Evaluation of Promotion Policies on the Basis of Consumers' Choices,". Applied Energy 102:1148-1159. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2012.06.037 (reviewed).

Junyi Shen, On Fukui, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Takako Nakashima, Tadashi Kimura, Kenichiro Morishige and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2012 "A Cost-Benefit Analysis on the Specialization in Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Japan,". Health Economics Review. DOI:10.1186/2191-1991-2-2 (reviewed).

Chun Youngsub, Kim Jeongbin and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2011,02 "The Spite Dilemma Experiment in Korea,". Seoul Journal of Economics, 24(1):87-98. (reviewed).

Naoko Nishimura, Timothy Cason, Tatsuyoshi Saijo and Yoshikazu Ikeda 2011 "Spite and Reciprocity in Auctions,". Games 2(3):365-411. DOI:10.3390/g2030365. (reviewed).

Keiko Aoki, Junyi Shen and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2010,03 "Consumer Reaction to Information on Food Additives: Evidence from an Eating Experiment and a Field Survey,". Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 73(3):433-438. DOI:10.1016/j.jebo.2009.11.007 (reviewed).

Michinori Uwasu, Yi Jiang and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2010 "On the Chinese Carbon Reduction Target,". Sustainability 2:1553-1557. DOI:10.3390/su2061553 (reviewed).

T. Saijo and T. Yamato, 2010 "Fundamental Impossibility Theorems on Voluntary Participation in the Provision of Non-excludable Public Goods". Review of Economic Design 14(1):51-73. DOI:10.1007/s10058-009-0100-0 (reviewed).

J. Shen and T. Saijo 2009 "Does an Energy Efficiency Label Alter Consumers' Purchase Decision? A Latent Class Approach Based on Data from Shanghai," . Journal of Environmental Management 90:3561-3573. (reviewed).

Uwasu, M., Yabar, H., Hara, K., Shimoda, Y., and Saijo, T. 2009 "Educational Initiative of Osaka University in Sustainability Science: Mobilizing Science and Technology Towards Sustainability". Sustainability Science 4(1):45-53. DOI:10.1007/s11625-009-0066-4 (reviewed).

T. Saijo 2008 "Spiteful Behavior in Voluntary Contribution Mechanism Experiments,". Charles R. Plott ・Vernon L. Smith (ed.) Handbook of Experimental Economics Results. Elsevier Science, pp.802-816. (reviewed).

Shen, J., and T. Saijo 2008 "Reexamining the Relations between Socio-demographic Characteristics and Individual Environmental Concern: Evidence from Shanghai Data," . Journal of Environmental Psychology 28:42-50. (reviewed).

Aoki, K., Y. Ohtsubo, A. Rapoport, and T. Saijo 2007 "Effects of Prior Investment and Personal Responsibility in a Simple Network Game," . Current Research in Social Psychology 13(2):10-21. (reviewed).

Saijo, T., T. Sjostrom, and T. Yamato 2007 "Secure Implementation,". Theoretical Economics 2(3):203-229. (reviewed).

Timothy N. Cason, Tatsuyoshi Saijo, Tomas Sjostrom, and Takehiko Yamato 2006 "Secure Implementation Experiments: Do Strategy-proof Mechanisms Really Work?". Games and Economic Behavior 57:206-235. (reviewed).

Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2005 "Choosing a Model Out of Many Possible Alternatives: Emissions Trading as an Example," . Experimental Business Research 2:47-81. (reviewed).

Jordi Brandts, Tatsuyoshi Saijo and Arthur Schram, 2004,06 "A Four Country Comparison of Spite, Cooperation and Errors in Voluntary Contribution Mechanisms,". Public Choice 119(3-4):381-424. (reviewed).

Tatsuyoshi Saijo, Takehiko Yamato, Konomu Yokotani, and Timothy Cason 2004 "Non-Excludable Public Good Experiments," . Games and Economic Behavior 49(1):81-102. (reviewed).

Y. Hamaguchi T. Saijo, and Satoshi Mitani 2003,08 "Does the Varian Mechanism Work?: Emissions Trading as an Example" . International Journal of Business and Economics 2(2):85-96. (reviewed).

T. Okano, T. Kusakawa, T. Saijo and A. Suzuki 2003,07 "Agent-based Simulation of Emissions Trading: Evaluation of Non-compliance Penalty and Commitment Period Reserve," . D. A. Post (ed.) MODSIM. Volume 3: Socio-Economic Systems. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc., pp.1107-1112. (reviewed).

Aiba, T., and T. Saijo 2003 "The Kyoto Protocol and Global Environmental Strategies of the EU, the U.S. and Japan: A Perspective from Japan,". T. Sawa (ed.) International Frameworks and Technological Strategies to Prevent Climate Change. Springer-Verlag, pp.22-44. (reviewed).

Kusakawa, T., and T. Saijo, 2003 "Emissions Trading Experiments: Investment Uncertainty Reduces Market Efficiency," . T. Sawa (ed.) International Frameworks and Technological Strategies to Prevent Climate Change . Springer-Verlag,, pp.45-65. (reviewed).

Timothy N. Cason, Tatsuyoshi Saijo, and Takehiko Yamato 2002 "Voluntary Participation and Spite in Public Good Provision Experiments: An International Comparison,". Experimental Economics 5:133-153. (reviewed).

Takao Kusakawa and Tatsuyoshi Saijo 2002 "Emissions Trading Experiments: Investment Uncertainty and Liability,". Andrea E. Rizzoli ・ Anthony J. Jakeman (ed.) Integrated Assessment and Decision Support: Proceedings of the First Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society. Vol.2. Tthe International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, pp.454-459. (reviewed).

Hizen, Y., and T. Saijo 2002 Price Disclosure, Marginal Abatement Cost Information and Market Power in a Bilateral GHG Emissions Trading Experiment,". R.Zwick・ A. Rapoport (ed.) Experiment Business Research . Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp.231-251. (reviewed).

Hizen, Y., and T. Saijo 2001,09 "Designing GHG Emissions Trading Institutions in the Kyoto Protocol: An Experimental Approach," . Environmental Modelling and Software 16(6):533-543. (reviewed).

Kinukawa, S., T. Saijo, and M. Une 2000 "Partial Communication in a Voluntary Contribution Mechanism Experiment," . Pacific Economic Review 5(3):411-428. (reviewed).

Saijo, T., Y. Tatamitani, and T. Yamato 1999 "Characterizing Natural Implementability: the Fair and Walrasian Correspondences,". Games and Economic Behavior 28:271-293. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Saijo, T., and T. Yamato 1999 "A Voluntary Participation Game with a Non-Excludable Public Good," . Journal of Economic Theory 84:227-242. (reviewed).

Saijo, T., Y. Tatamitani, and T. Yamato 1996,11 "Toward Natural Implementation,". International Economic Review 37(4):949-980. (reviewed).

Saijo, T., Y. Tatamitani, and T. Yamato 1996 "Natural Implementation with a Simple Punishment," . Japanese Economic Review 47(2):170-185. (reviewed).

Saijo, T., M. Une, and T. Yamaguchi 1996 "‘Dango’ Experiments," . Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 10(1):1-11. (reviewed).

Ito, M., T. Saijo, and M. Une 1995 "The Tragedy of the Commons Revisited,". Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 28(3):311-335. (reviewed).

Saijo, T. and H. Nakamura 1995 "The 'Spite' Dilemma in Voluntary Contribution Mechanism Experiments," . Journal of Conflict Resolution 39(3):535-560. (reviewed).

Saijo, T. and Y. Tatamitani 1995 "Characterizing Neutrality in the Voluntary Contribution Mechanism,". Economic Design 1:119-140. (reviewed).

Une, M., and T. Saijo 1995 "On the Definition of Favorableness,". Economics Letters 47(1):109-110. (reviewed).

Ndosi, N. and T. Saijo 1991 "Sufficient Conditions for the Non-Optimality of Monopolistic Equilibrium in a Pure Exchange Economy," . Keio Economic Studies 28(2):37-44. (reviewed).

Saijo, T. 1991 "Incentive Compatibility and Individual Rationality in Public Good Economies," . Journal of Economic Theory 55(1):203-212. (reviewed).

Saijo, T. 1990 "Boundary Optima and the Theory of Public Goods Supply: A Comment," . Journal of Public Economics 42:213-217. (reviewed).

Saijo, T. 1988,05 "Strategy Space Reduction in Maskin's Theorem: Sufficient Conditions for Nash Implementation,". Econometrica 56(3):693-700. (reviewed).

Saijo, T. 1987 "On Constant Maskin Monotonic Social Choice Functions," . Journal of Economic Theory 42(2):382-386. (reviewed).

Saijo, T. 1983 "Differentiability of Cost Functions is Equivalent to Strict Quasiconcavity of the Production Functions," . Economics Letters 12(2):135-139. (reviewed).

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Tatsuyoshi Saijo Future Design. Future Design: Exploring Affirmative Futures through an Intergenerational Outlook, 2019.01.08-2019.01.09, Arizona State University, America.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo Future Design: An Overview. World Social Science Forum 2018, 2018.09.25-2018.09.28, Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka, Japan.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo Future Design: Bequeathing Sustainable Natural Environments and Sustainable Societies to Future Generations. , 2018.09.07, Duke Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Durham, America.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo “Future Design”. RIHN/UCB 2017, 2017.11.07, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo Future Design. IIASA, 2018.02.26-2018.02.27, Austria.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo “Future Design”. Democratic Responsibilities and Future People, Twenty-First Annual Meeting of The International Association for Environmental Philosophy, 2017.10.22, Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Tatsuyoshi Saijo session "Is modern businesscapable of implementing successful long-term strategies?". Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019(SPIEF 19), 2019.06.06-2019.06.08, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo Exploring 'Future Design Towns' - Social Technology Cases from Across Asia that are Revolutionizing Systems and Policy. UNDP RIC Zoom Webinar Series Session #2, 2019.04.30, .

Tatsuyoshi Saijo An Overview of Future Design. Futurability: Intergenerational Equity and Sustainable Governance, 2019.03.22, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo Future Design: Bequeathing Sustainable Natural Environments and Sustainable Societies to Future Generations. Annual Scientific Conference and 86th General Membership Assembly, 2019.03.11, Philippine Intenational Convention center, Philippine.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo Future Desigh. Future Earth Philippines Program, 2018.11.19, Manila, Philippines.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo Future Design . HKUST Workshop on Experimental Economics, 2018.10.20, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HongKong.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo 「Future Design」. New Directions in Economic Theory and Empirical Economics, 2018.08.17-2018.08.18, Kolkata, India.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo “Future Design”. , 2017.10.26, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo “Future Design”. HSI2017—3rd Hitotsubashi Summer Institute, 2017.08.05, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo “Future Design”. Research on Future Design, 2017.07.07, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa Campus, Kashiwa.

Tatsuyoshi Saijo "Toward Solving Social Dilemma: Theory and Experiment". 2012 China International Conference on Game Theory and Applications, 2012.08.30, Qingdao, China,. A Keynote Speech

T.Saijo, "Blind Men and the Elephant,". , 2009.09.24, Seoul National University.